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Weights and Measurements:

Conversion of English Naval Measurements into French Measurements Based on P. Steel

Converting English tables published by P. Steel and others into French measures:

1440 English feet.� =� 1351.200 French Royal feet.
6 English feet.� = one English fathom.� =� 5.630 French Royal feet.
3 English feet.� =� one yard.� =� 2.815 French royal feet.�
101 English fathoms.� =� one English cable length.� =� 113.700 French fathoms.
120 English fathoms.� =� one [English] cable length.� =� 135.100 French fathoms.
100 pounds avoirdupois.� =� 92.653 French poids de marc.
112 livres avoirdupois.� =� one quintal load.� =� 103.771 French poids de marc.
2240 pounds avoirdupois.� =� 20 quintals.� =� a one ton load.� =� 2075.427 French poids de marc.

 

Source:

Gicquel-des-Touches, P.-G.� Tables Comparatives des Principles Dimensions des Batimens de Guerre Fran�ais et Anglais de Tous Rangs, de Leur Mature, Gre�ment, Artillerie, Etc.� Paris: Bachelier, 1817.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2003

 

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